I have been researching and researching and I figure the last step was to reach out to other end-users and see if there is anything my reading may have missed. All suggestions and/or good/bad experiences are welcome!
CASE : Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS
CPU : Intel Core i7 965EE
MB : ASUS Rampage II Extreme
PSU: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W ATX12V
RAM : Still unsure. Hoping that some good 6-12gb triple channel kits will be released soon. Right now either G-Skill or Patriot 1600.
HDD: (1) SAMSUNG MCCOE64G5MPP-0VA00 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk
(2) Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s (RAID0)
(1) Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
GPU : (1) ASUS EAH4870X2/HTDI/2G Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5
DRIVES : LG Black Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L
LIAN LI CR-25B 20-in-1 USB 2.0 Black Aluminum Card Reader
Liquid Cooled via -
PUMP : Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump
RES : Thermaltake AquaBay M3
RAD : Danger Den Black Ice GTX Xtreme Radiator
FANS : (3) ENERMAX EVEREST UCEV12 120mm Blue LED TWISTER BEARING Case Fan
WB's : DangerDen MC-TDX for Intel I7/Nehalem/1366
Koolance VID-487X2 (Radeon HD 4870 X2)
(2-3) Koolance RAM-30-V06 (Dual DDR/DDR2/DDR3/SD)
There is generally no real world(vs. synthetic transfer rate benchmarks) performance advantage to raid of any kind.
Go to www.storagereview.com at this link: http://faq.storagereview.com/tiki-index.php?page=Single...
There are some specific applications that will benefit, but
gaming is not one of them. Even if you have an application which reads one input file sequentially, and writes it out, you will perform about as well by putting the input on one drive, and the output on the other.
I would recommend a different block... anything other than the Koolance. Have you looked at EK blocks?
With that specifications, your tubing should be at least 3/8" minimum. You are hurting your flow rate using the TT Flowmeter as that's meant for 1/4" tubing. Flowmeters aren't neccesary. I'm using EK multires - the cyclone indicates my flow
What are the CFM of those fans for your RADs? The GTX requires high CFM fans.
So the build is finished save the water cooling build. All the parts are en route. I've done some minor tweaking, but I am hesitant of moving forward until the WC system arrives. I've seen load temps upwards of 80...
Anyway, have a question about temp senors. Are they important? If so, what is the correct way to install them and on what components?